Waltz Outside Change
The Waltz Outside Change is a Bronze level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.
Count 1: LF back | BDC | TH | -- | Start to rise e/o 1
Use range of motion.
Count 2: RF back | BDC | T | starts to turn L | - | CBM | continue to rise on 2
Watch lady's position, do not turn hips without lady. Keep lady in front to the R side.
Count 3: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | TH | 1/4 between 2-3, body turns less | - | up, lower e/o 3
Count 1: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DW | H | CBM
Count 1: RF fwd | Facing DC | HT | -- | Start to rise e/o 1
Relax knees, connect shoulder to hip joint. Big steps. Lift up center. Direct spine to RF.
This can start from OP, then it's like stepping between 2 glass panes
Some coach suggest: Use CBM on this step to wind up (shoulder turned to R)
Count 2: LF fwd | Facing DC | T | starts to turn L | - | CBM | Continue to rise on 2
Stepping in same direction as 1st step.
Keep head very left.
Shape and turn head to right. head turns back to normal in next figure.
Head is very left and only start changing head after weight is on LF, then shape to R. Change head only if being led. Don't change head if not led.
"Hover" - the good feeling of totally on balance, extend, express musicality.
Take center back. don't gap with partner
Some coach suggest: "Unwind" - after stepping LF, swivel on it to L, but keep shoulder where it is, it shoulder ends up twisted to R.
Body feels twisted, middle of body connect with Man, left shoulder side very forward, following Man's shape, body may shape (twist) more to left, but relative to hips, left side is fwd.
Variation: Finish in Promenade Position, in which case, foot position doesn't change, but turn shoulders toward Man. Keep head outside shoulder.
Count 3: RF to side and slightly back | Backing DW | TH | 1/4 between 2-3, body turn less | up, lower e/o 3
The step can be thought of side or back step, depending on the moment looking at the step.
Count 1: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | T | - | - | CBM
Natural Spin Turn (when ending OP)
Natural Turn (when ending OP)
Hesitation Change (when ending OP)
Wing (when ended in PP)
Weave From Promenade Position (when ended in PP)
Closed Wing (when ending OP; or when ending PP, Foot position of step 3 of Outside Change will be the same as step 3 Open Telemark)
Chasse From Promenade Position (when ending in PP)
Left Whisk (when ending in PP)
Cross Hesitation (when ending in PP)